Impedance to provide for maximum transmission of power.
It is trying to match both the real and reactive source or load impedance to the system Zo, usually. Doing so provides maximum gain, and in a purely linear system maximum power transfer Matching networks may also be quite commonly used to match the system Zo (say 50 Ohms) to the load line of a non-linear device such as a power amplifier, or just as similarly to match tot he optimum noise impedance of an LNA. In these cases a perfect match is not desired, as maximum gain is not the goal, but rather maximum efficiency or lowest noise figure.
You want the real parts to match and the reactive components to cancel if you want max power transfer
In looking at the reviews and interview section of glassdoor, most people felt the salary was to low so when I gave the average salary range for the area as my salary range, I felt it was outside the range of HR. I went that route because I am coming from out of state and needed salary good enough to cover living expenses for my family.
May I ask what salary range you were asking for?
A: "Taking into account my skills and expertise I am thinking high range"
I did my best to answer it, but honestly it had been a while since I worked on those projects. Still I should have been more prepared.
How long did they respond to set up the in house interview after you did the phone screen.
Very quickly. There was a holiday in-between so the in-house wasn't that soon after, but we scheduled the date for the in house within a few days. I'm an exception because after several poor candidates they found me and had to get a commitment by a certain date. Usually its going to take a while
No one asks a ridiculous question like this as a professional recruiter. Good recruiters know the competitive market, and they know what is reasonable to expect. Its not about the money most of the time, its about many other things like challenge, security and location.
Well the recruiter at your company did ask such a ridiculous question. Maybe you should speak to them instead of anonymously posting on glassdoor. They knew I was at a much better company so they obviously needed to give me a much better package to go to your contract position.